In an interview with Fox news (released on Nov 18), President Obama told us what we alreayd knew – that the policies of the Democrats are bankrupting the country and threaten to bring about economic ruin.
“It is important though to recognize if we keep on adding to the debt, even in the midst of this recovery, that at some point, people could lose confidence in the U.S. economy in a way that could actually lead to a double-dip recession.”
How did we keep adding debt? Bank bailouts (TARP), carmaker bailouts, cash for clunkers, stimulus payments without accountability on their use. What’s universal health care gonna cost?
And while the mega-banks and mega-businesses are protected as “to big to fail”, this Administration has let lenders to small businesses choke. While there is overwhelming evidence that the majority of long-lasting jobs are created by small businesses, the policies of the past year seem to have gone out of their way to thwart this massive source of employment.
So why am I not surprised? Because I’ve read Saul Alinski’s Rules for Radicals. Mr Obama taught this community organizing handbook as part of his job as a community organizer in Chicago. He knows it backwards and forwards. And as good as Hillary Clinton was as a student of Alinski, Obama was even more adept at understanding the mind of his mentor.
What Rules suggests is that the organizer must create chaos so they can be publicly seen as solving that chaos. Alinski would promise a benefit that was there for the asking, and instead of asking, would take an audience and demand they comply with his request. Of course they do, and he looks like a hero, for doing with vitrol what anyone else could have done with kindness.
What Pres Obama has done is to throw gasoline on the economic trashfire. He has made a troubling situation worse, and now – a year before the election, he is beginning to advocate the Republican message, coopting their agenda by hinting at solutions to his own failed policies. In the end, he hopes to reshape society to match his view of life, which is looking more and more like a radical departure from what used to be the greatest nation in the world.